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Project Cosmos S

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    I'm gonna be starting a project in the next few days. Ill be taking my new cosmos s (when it arrives today or tomorrow) and ripping it apart and powder coating it. I have a ultra x4 PSU that I'm gonna build all custom cables for. Knowing how i am as soon as i start the build ill change it 100 times before i finish is so stay tuned for pics when the case arrives and i rip it apart to powder coat it


    any ideas welcome (any ideas means any ideas i have just about every tool possible so no limits)
     
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    Alright i got the case today ripped it all apart here is some pics for you its at the powder coating place right now ill have the case back friday
     

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    Looks great, subbed! :toast:
     
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    Alright case was finished at the powder coating place today went and picked it up heres some pics of the finish looks amazing i went with a wrinkle black for the inside (gloss shows all finger prints hate it ) this coating looks sweet

    the last pic is a pic of all the parts that have to go back on that case
     

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    Ooh that's a neat finish, a lot different from what you see most of the time. Subscribed!
     
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    its kinda a cool finish gives it a really strong surface and it looks kinda military i think its kinda sweet

    there is a custom powder coating shop about 2 blocks from my house he has about 1000 diff colors and textures he can do and he stocks them all cost me 50$ to do my case

    Edit: anyone interested in powder coating PM me i can get it done really cheap and i can get any color including candy coats (they are a bit more but look sweet)
     
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    I'd love to get my chassis powder coated sparkly blue but shipping it to you or anywhere would suck, even if I got it down to a bare skeleton.
     
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    i could get a quote to you if you want you mean like a nice blue with a metal flake ?
     
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    Hi!!! i also have the cosmos S, :rockout:.

    The first thing i notice when i finished bulding the pc is that the way the dvd unit looks annoys me, because it ruins completely the front, so i moved the dvd unit a bit backwards into the case and used one of the plastic/metal slots as the front of the dvd unit. I moved the open/close button to the top slot (between the plastic and the metal mesh of one of the front slots, so when pushed gently the slot acts as a button).

    Then i saw that red hrizontal plastic line witch remind me those cylons from battlestar galactica, and moved the dvd activity led behind that plastic, (5 points hold that plastic in its place, removing the middle one allows to put a led there).

    I also didnt like the cable of the 200mm door fan, so i used the plastic frame of the door (from the inside) and glued one cable per frame then used rectangular metal parts (3 in the door and 3 in the case) so when the door is closed it lets the electricity pass(conected the fan directly to the psu not the mobo). Now i can remove the door quickly and safely, and it looks awesome:D (behind the metal parts in the door and in the case i used transparent vinyl, that way the whole thing wont short circuit!!!)


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    you have a few really great ideas going into your build i like the dvd idea lucky for me since im using so many drive bay items it will match than the cooler in my case is to big so im going to take and remove the 200 mm and put a side window in and than maybe 1 or 2 side 120mm fans you did a amazing job on your cosmos dude (rip it apart and paint/powder coat the inside you will love it)


    also as a update i started putting it together today and making the inside black totally changes the looks of it it looks amazing

    before the top mesh panel had the silver case in the back ground now that its all black everything looks better together and now when you look at it there is no silver all gun metal and black makes it all match very well
     
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    i put some of it together here is some pics for you

    i did leave the side panel clips silver because powder coat is thick and the back side one you wont ever see and the other one is hidden by the side panel so i kept them silver so that they still work good and they went back together great so im glad i kept them that way
     

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    Looks awesome! :toast: :toast:
    I considered the Cosmos S for my last build, but the price was just too high :ohwell:
     
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    its a very nice case for the price its very well built and strong what you pay for is what you get and this case is 100% worth the 200$ price tag the side panels alone are really really nice super thick strong and have an amazing finish im really happy with the case :rockout:
     
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    I only spent about $475 total on my last build, so I couldn't justify a $200 case. Instead I went with the cheaper Cooler Master RC-690 (which was still a good case for $70)
     
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    yeah that makes sense i just tend to go all the way on my builds i have a main pc so when i do a build like this its over time and i make it max on everything
     
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    It will look awesome!!!:toast:, lucky me i like alluminium so i wont paint it, if not i would definitely paint the inside black, and maybe the outside too.

    i had the rc690, its a very good case, one of the best for that price range, but since i use too many HDs, the case gets too noisy, now i use it in my brothers rig (he refuse to buy his own video card, so he use my rig, the "S" rig). my only complaint about the rc690 is that the HDs retention brackets are not the best if you put all the HDs and 3 or 4 more.

    I agree with adam99leit, the Cosmos S its worth its price, its quiet, it looks awesome, fans everywhere you want, the front panel rocks:rockout:, plenty of space inside: im talking to you you 5970!!!:D, i would like to have an eATX mobo:(, the doors are easy to remove, air filters everywhere, fancy brown bag:pimp:, etc.

    lucky you it only cost you $200, i had too wait 3 weeks and pay $450 for it in my country:nutkick: (green: goverment F*** Heads, yellow: me)

    Its a case i wont change anytime soon:)
     
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    the best part is that with this case you can be 100% sure you will have it a long time because just looking at it and picking it up you know its gonna last forever + its just a amazing case

    keeping in mind ive had a antec 1200,HAF922 and 932,ultra full tower,thermaltake armor there's more lol
     
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    I am hoping to get my comp powdercoated in the near future (I really just want to try it out to see in person)

    Looking good so far.
     
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    while if your interested i can get it done any color there is all the colors of powder as there is paint so there's no limit just hard to find a custom place to do it since most places do mass production and stranded colors
     
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    its amazing now a days the choices we have.. Before it was Black,white, red just simple colors.

    We have a local co. here in Reno, I just put it off because I normally trash my case after its done and make another. But this last one I will be keeping/refining.
     
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    ive trashed case after case but im putting a lot into the cosmos so ill end up keeping it
     
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    alright here is a update the mobo is ordered should be here some time this week and here are my gpus
     

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